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Guidance needed for a group of chefs/sommeliers

jeanpoutine | Apr 7, 2010 02:31 PM

Hello hounds of mtl. I am a former Montrealer, now living in Chicago, where I work as a sommelier. I'm organizing a 3 day trip this summer for a group of chefs, sommeliers and a couple of non-professional hardcore foodies. I have a pretty solid idea of where we want to go, a lot of ground to cover and not a ton of time, but I wanted to make sure we are not missing any place absolutely essential, especially newer places that have opened since 2006, when I left town. Also, I was pretty broke during most of my 7 years living in Mtl, so my first hand knowledge is more steamies and poutine than fine dining (although we are looking to cover the full range on this trip). My boss told me to try to find out "where the chefs eat", but I do not know anyone working in the industry in Montreal anymore. Price is not an object (although value is, not looking to spend for the sake of spending), these guys have no problem shelling out as long as the goods are delivered. Places that serve late are a bonus as we will probably eat 2 dinners most nights.

Anyway, here is my short list:

Le Club Chasse et Peche
Au Pied du Cochon
Joe Beef or Liverpool House (which one?)
L'Express (or Lemeac? somewhere else?)
Mas Cuisine (Brunoise was one of my very favorite meals)

Other places I had thought of/heard of:

Le Local
La Chronique
La Montee
Kitchen Galerie
Garde Manger

We will also be hitting some more casual/quick places for a bite (Romados, Lester's, Banquise, etc.)



Joe Beef
2491 Rue Notre-Dame W, Montreal, QC H3J1N6, CA

L'Express Restaurant
3927 Rue Saint-Denis, Montreal, QC H2W2M4, CA

Mas Cuisine
3779 Rue Wellington, Verdun, QC H4G, CA

Le Local
740 rue William, Montréal, QC H3C 1P1, CA

Kitchen Galerie
60 Rue Jean-Talon E, Montreal, QC H2R1S5, CA

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